The LA Clippers (30-26) take to the road for a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets (32-20) at the Barclays Center on Monday. The Brooklyn Nets take to the court seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference, while the LA Clippers rank fourth in the Western Conference. This will be the second and final regular season matchup between these teams, with the Brooklyn Nets leading the series 1-0.
Form Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets improved their regular season record to 32-20 by beating the Washington Wizards 125-123 in their last game. They’ve gone 5-5 in their past ten matches and 3-2 in the last five at home.
The Brooklyn Nets are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Monday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 114.4 points per game. Defensively, the home team hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 122.2 points in the last five matches and 112.3 points for the season.
The Brooklyn Nets look set for another round in the playoffs following a 32-20 season. Last year, the hosts clinched a postseason berth but failed to go deep, suffering a first-round exit. They currently rank fourth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Atlantic Division.
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry, TJ Warren, and Ben Simmons are set to miss the Brooklyn Nets game due to injuries.
Form LA Clippers
The LA Clippers went 30-26 for the season last time out by defeating the New York Knicks 128-134. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 7-3 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The LA Clippers have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 111.0 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. The away defense is one of the toughest to break in the league, giving up an average of only 110.8 points to their opponents in all games and 114.9 on the road.
Last year, the LA Clippers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fourth in Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division.
John Wall is the only reported injury concern for the LA Clippers ahead of Monday’s game.
The total went under 219.5 points in the most recent encounter between these two sides. The Brooklyn Nets won the match 95-110 against the LA Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena. The two sides came away with five wins from their past ten meetings, meaning the upcoming matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the LA Clippers will be something of a tiebreaker in this series in terms of outright wins.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Brooklyn Nets managed 117.1 points on average per game, while the LA Clippers put 115.4 points on board.
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- Moneyline (ML): LA Clippers (-245) | Brooklyn Nets (+205)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Clippers -6.5 (-110) | Brooklyn Nets +6.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the LA Clippers to win (1.41) on the moneyline.
The Brooklyn Nets may have been triumphant in their last contest, but their recent performance has been a bit erratic. The hosts have gone 5-5 record in their last 10 games. They now go into their latest game as the +205 home underdogs. The LA Clippers are red hot right now, having won seven of their last ten games, most recently beating the New York Knicks 128-134. They are favored to take another win here with -245 odds on the moneyline, indicating that there is a 71% chance of a win on the road.
Siding with a LA Clippers win on the moneyline looks worth a punt. They may be on the road, but their 7-3 record gives them an advantage over the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost five out of ten matches recently.
Against the Spread
Go for the LA Clippers -6.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The oddsmakers have the LA Clippers pinned down as the 6.5-point favorites away to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. A one-score game seems to be where the smart money lies. The last five rounds between these teams produced an average winning margin of 8.6 points.
The Brooklyn Nets have covered the spread in their last three games at the Barclays Center. Their record at home stands at 12-12 ATS this season. The hosts are 6-4 ATS from their past ten games at Barclays Center, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The LA Clippers have had great success in their past four trips to the Barclays Center, with three victories and a respectable average winning margin of 8.3 points. The visitors have gone 7-3 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 6-4 ATS.
Take the Total over 219.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The past ten contests between the Brooklyn Nets and the LA Clippers were anything but boring. The total averaged 232.5 points and 235.25 points in the last five at Barclays Center
For the latest Brooklyn Nets-LA Clippers game, the total line is set at 219.5. This is 7.9 points less than the combined 227.4-point average the two teams managed in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The past ten Brooklyn Nets games produced 235.9 points per game on average, with the total going over in the last two. In their past three home games, the Brooklyn Nets have surpassed the total three times and have a record of 6-3-1 in the last ten games overall.
On average, the LA Clippers have seen 232.0 points go on board during their past ten matches and 227.6 points in their last five contests on the road. Over was a winning bet in three of the past five road games for the LA Clippers, who are 6-4 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.